However, accidents resulting from auto injuries can manifest in a variety of ways.
How do I know if I need treatment after a car accident?
If you’ve been in an automobile accident, even a minor one, sometimes it’s not until days or weeks after that you feel any physical effects from the experience. Minimally, you may experience sore muscles from tensing them during the accident. However, more serious conditions can also be present, and you should watch out for the following:
If you are having problems with mobility in certain areas, such as your neck, legs, or back you should seek medical attention for your injuries.
Increasing discomfort or pain
If you experience progressive pain or discomfort, you should seek medical help.
Trouble with vision or concentration
Head injuries are tough conditions to diagnose. If you are experiencing trouble with any of your mental faculties, you should make an appointment at UrgentMed.
What treatments are available for auto injuries?
UrgentMed’s auto accident clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating impact trauma, starting with a biomechanics approach. Biomechanics estimate the amount of force your body underwent during a collision to predict the extent of your injuries. Biomechanics measure:
- Speed of impact to your head
- Shock transmitted to your brain
- The weight of your head
- The impact to your lower back from the seat
- Seat belt impact
- Airbag impact
- Contact with other elements in the car
- Shear forces to your vertebrae
With measurements in hand, the experts at UrgentMed’s auto accident clinic make an assessment and come up with a treatment plan, using state-of-the-art equipment and treatments, including:
- Orthotic braces
- Cervical traction
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, or TENS
- Cold laser
- Paraffin baths
- Heat, ultrasound, traction, and muscle stimulation
- Therapeutic exercises
- Myofascial release
If you’ve been in a car accident, make an appointment with the specialists at UrgentMed’s auto accident clinic to get the relief you need.